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It’s¬†Project Runway¬†sweet 16! ¬†They made some big changes for this season. ¬†This is the season of the real women. ¬†In the past Project Runway would make designing for “real women” a challenge, however, this season it’s the norm. ¬†And to top it off Project Runway is has partnered with Avon to¬†created all season 16 beauty looks. ¬†Avon‚Äôs makeup artist, Hector Simancas will be the lead stylist. ¬† ¬†¬†

Avon sent their runway ready kit including essential Avon products Hector uses throughout the season.¬† So I could recreate looks from the catwalk at home with Avon’s True Color. ¬†Avon‚Äôs True Color technology, designed to give a natural¬†flawless. ¬†True Color means the color you buy is the color you apply.


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Season 16 premiered on August 17 and the designers competing this year are:

Aaron Myers, 23, Ridgewood, NY
Amy Bond, 46, Los Angeles, CA
Ayana Ife, 27, Salt Lake City, UT
Batani-Khalfani, 32, Inglewood, CA
Brandon Kee, 24, San Francisco, CA
ChaCha, 24, Taipei, Taiwan
Claire Buitendorp, 27, Grand Ledge, MI
DeyonteŐĀ Weather, 36, Lynnwood, WA
Kentaro Kameyama, 38, Los Angeles, CA
Kenya Freeman, 37, Atlanta, GA
Kudzanai Karidza, 32, Atlanta GA
Margarita Alvarez, 30, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Michael Brambila, 25, Oakland, CA
Samantha Rei, 36, Minneapolia, MN
Sentell McDonald, 33, New York, NY
Shawn Buitendorp, 27, Grand Ledge, MI

The winner will receive $100,000 to launch their line, and the opportunity to collaborate with JCPenney on a limited edition capsule collection as part of the ‚ÄúProject Runway‚ÄĚ line sold at select JCPenney stores and online at http://www.jcp.com. In addition, the winner will receive a selection of Brother sewing and embroidery machines, a lifetime supply of pens from the Pilot FriXion Erasable Pen and an all-expense paid luxury trip to Japan. The prize package also includes the new 2018 Lexus NX and the winning designer and model will receive a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine.



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This year Project Runway has teamed up with beauty brand Avon.  Avon has a 130-year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and the company also proudly supports the Avon Foundation for Women in its efforts to end breast cancer and domestic violence.  Avon puts mascara on lashes and food on tables.  Avon over a century has stood for beauty, innovation, optimism and, above all, for women.  Avon is the leading social selling beauty company in North America, with independent sales representatives across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.  Avon’s products include skin care, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, brands such as ANEW, Avon Color, mark., and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories.



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Avon’s makeup artist, Hector Simancas is the lead stylist creating the amazing looks for season 16.  Simancas love for beauty began while studying Design and Photography.  Working as a photographer in Venezuela pushed him to look for greater opportunity and he decided to move to New York.  Simancas started as an assistant makeup artist for a good friend, which showcased his talent and sparked his passion to do makeup.  Hector has traveled and worked in numerous countries maintaining New York City as his home for over ten years.  His work regularly appears in the pages of Marie Clarie, Vanity Fair, and Interview, as well as international editions of Vogue, Elle, W, Marie Claire and Glamour.  He has worked with many celebrities including Sienna Miller, Maggie Q, Sandra Oh, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Amber Valletta, Shirley MacLaine, Morgan Fairchild, Paz de la Huerta and Lauryn Hill.


The sunset eyes look created by Avon Lead Makeup Artist Hector Simancas


 This fab looks was created for  designer Michael Brambila


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All vivid shades!¬†Avon True Color 8-in-1 Eyeshadow…All-day, crease-resistant wear. Control intensity with wet or dry application. ¬†Eight great shades of creamy smooth powder eyeshadow blends to a silky velvet finish. ¬†It provides true color payoff while feeling comfortable on lids. ¬†The formula is blendable and buildable.



Make your eyes pop with more intensified shades with Avon True Color Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner! Define your eyes with perfect prevision with the creamy smooth glide-on color of Avon True Color Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner. The rich color you see is the same color you get. ¬†It stays color true (color does not change hue/color as it wears). ¬†It’s fuss proof/fail proof with¬†creamy smooth glide-on-color.


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Complementary shades, Avon True Color Eyeshadow Duo…¬†Two complementary shades in one. Each designed to deliver high impact color.¬† It come’s in a mirrored case. ¬†This rich, vibrant color with crease-proof wear with color saturated shades for every skin tone. ¬†With New True Color technology the shadow color stays true for hours.*


Stay-true shades,¬†Avon True Color Lipstick…¬†¬†Avon True Color Lipstick¬†comes in over 40 shades with two finishes. Satin lipstick or stay on trend with a shimmer lipstick look. Infused with Vitamin E, Omega-3 Oil, and Shea Butter.
Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara…Lashes look longer, feel healthier and conditioned. Won‚Äôt clump, smudge or flake off. Flexi-Brush gently coats each lash with a fortifying formula, without tugging or pulling. ¬†Lashes will look longer, and feel healthier and conditioned without clumping, smudging, or flake off. ¬†It’s made with enriched with Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, and Vitamin E.



I created this glamourous looks using all the products above.  The Project Runway season kicked August 17 РBe sure to tune in!  Also, follow my Instastory so you can see the different looks I create using Avon products.  




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  1. Nice look. I don’t watch the show but it’s good to hear they are using different shaped models and cosmetics that are more affordable.


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